Racing to Reshape the Strategic Landscape of Ladakh: India Nears Completion of Ambitious Connectivity Project
★India is close to completing a major infrastructure project in Ladakh to provide alternative connectivity to a strategically important outpost near the contested Line of Actual Control (LAC).
★The new road to Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO), India’s northernmost military base, will enhance the movement of soldiers, weapons, and logistics to reinforce the front lines and cannot be sighted from across the LAC, providing a tactical advantage.
★The road is less vulnerable to attacks from across the line and will be ready to support critical military movement by November-end, with full completion expected within a year.
★The construction of the 130km road from Sasoma to DBO has entered its final and most challenging phase, requiring the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) to navigate steep glaciated terrain and build a bridge on the Shyok River.
★The road project is crucial amid the ongoing border standoff between India and China, with tensions escalating since May 2020 and a full resolution still elusive.
★Latest technologies are being employed to overcome construction hurdles, and the road falls under BRO’s top classification for tough projects.
★Several key sections of the road have been completed, with blacktopping and stabilization efforts ongoing.
★The new road will create another axis, branching out from Saser Brangsa to Murgo on the existing road, and a 7km tunnel under Saser La is planned for all-weather connectivity.
★India’s infrastructure push in the region is in response to China’s border development initiatives, aiming to enhance military capabilities and deterrence against the neighboring country.
★BRO has completed nearly 300 crucial projects in the last three years, costing ₹8,000 crore, and continues to work on key projects in Ladakh.
★Both India and China have agreed to resolve the remaining issues along the LAC through continued dialogue, although tens of thousands of troops and advanced weaponry are still deployed in the Ladakh theatre.
★India is on the verge of completing an ambitious project to provide alternative connectivity to DBO in Ladakh.
★The new road will enhance military movement and cannot be sighted from across the LAC.
★Construction is in its final phase, facing challenges of steep terrain and river crossing.
★The road project is crucial amid the ongoing border standoff with China.
★BRO has employed latest technologies and completed key sections of the road.
★The new road will create another axis and a tunnel is planned for all-weather connectivity.
★India’s infrastructure push is in response to China’s border development initiatives.
★BRO has completed nearly 300 crucial projects in the last three years.
★India and China have agreed to resolve remaining issues through dialogue.
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